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More stills from Personal Taste
by | February 25, 2010 | 100 Comments

I don’t care what people say, I think Personal Taste is looking adorable.

These newly released stills show the stars looking cute and friendly, and reflects the dynamic between their characters as Sohn Ye-jin‘s Kae-in thrills at the idea of having a gay best friend and latches on to her new roommate Jin-ho (Lee Min-ho) with great enthusiasm, to his dismay and discomfort. Although it’s Jin-ho who first lies that he’s gay, he finds himself increasingly reluctant to perpetuate the pretense but due to certain reasons that keep cropping up, he has to go with it. (And then, to his horror, he finds himself attracted to her against his own wishes. Curses!)

Gotta say I’m not loving the tight pants on Lee Min-ho, even if Jin-ho is supposed to be they type of guy to wear fashionable and tailored clothes. They’ve styled Sohn Ye-jin perfectly, though — she’s not supposed to be unattractive, but merely comes across as that at first glance because she doesn’t take care to present herself well.

I answered the questions in the previous thread but I know they’ll pop up again: Yes, the novel is in Korean. No, it is not in English. You can probably buy it at a Korean bookstore if you’re in a metropolitan area that has Korean bookstores, under the title 개인의 취향 by writer 이새인.

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100 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Celest

    Not gonna lie. Lee Min Ho looks adorable here. Too bad the novel is in korean. Who knows? If the drama does well maybe they’ll translate it.=D I’ll be following this along with Cinderella’s Sister.

  2. dee

    i’m with you JB, whatever they say this is on MY TASTE too! ^ ^ as the title say its our own personal taste. ^ ^

  3. xiaoSxin

    i am super excited for this drama!!!!!!!!!!

  4. MiXo

    Cuties! I cant wait for the drama ;D Looks adorable

  5. jm126

    But did they HAVE to dress her so hillbilly? Nevertheless she still looks adorable though I think she sortof overdid it?

  6. su-pah

    I love the last pic, really cute.
    I’m kind of thinking what this drama would like with someone who can do the whole outrageously campy thing but is still straight, like G-Dragon or Jang Geon-suk, the former is just so awful that he’s sexy, the latter, well, we already know he can pull ANYTHING off.

    I can see this will be fun and lulzy, but I’m just not feeling the pull (yet).

  7. Bloop

    The last picture is adorable…

  8. xiaoSxin

    it looks like they will have a good chemistry. From the stills, SYJ looks like “too cutesy” (if that is even grammatically correct). I just hope she is a cute cute, not shriekingly painful to watch cute.

    I love SYJ from all her previous films (The Classic, A Moment to Remember) but in a drama, let’s just say I am not a big fan of the projects she chose. As for LMH, this is his comeback after BOF. I am anticipating to see how he has grown and matured because I sure as hell saw a lot of RAW potential there. I hope this is the drama that hones his acting skills and takes it to new heights.

    I will definitely watch this!

    at #6 su – pah, i did not understand you post.. you mention something about “outreagously campy but still straight like GD or JGS”.. did you mean that LMH is gay in real life?

  9. didibabez

    Excited to see this drama……can’t wait!!!

  10. 10 Kate

    I can’t wait…the pants does look a bit too tight

  11. 11 Lucille

    Doesn’t she give you a Jan Di (BBF) feel? The messy hair & faces.

  12. 12 ockoala

    Paging Makeup Artist of Personal Taste: Please lay off the lipstick for Min-ho. He’s pretending to be gay, not a tranny. Thank you. :-)

  13. 13 su-pah

    @8 xiaoSxin
    Nooooo! That’s totally not what I said, I was just musing over other actors who could have added some zing to this role.
    I adore LMH, I really do, I’m just a teenie bit skeptical as to how he’ll pull off the whole gayfakery thing and make it work. I could be proven wrong once the drama starts though. :)

    Besides, I’m just a *teeny* but bitter that I can never look at LMH like *that* anymore because my two-year old nephew is the exact replica of LMH, even strangers off the street have commented and my friends lovingly snuggle him, referring to him as ”yaah! Gu Jun Pyo!” and only recently have I began to accept reality. I mean, the face, the eyes, definitely, even the way he stares, grimaces, the hair, the eyebrows… nooo… *sob*

  14. 14 Daniel Chen

    Pardon me !, but look like noona and younger brother.

  15. 15 Sere

    The last pic is sooo adorable.

    @jb, not fan of his tight pants, either. At least tptb didn’t dress him like Jang Geun Suk in the CF with Go Ara, the one in which they dance the Tecktonik dance? Oh boy!

  16. 16 HT

    Gotta admit they look so darn cute and funny. I found myself laughing at the pictures. Yikes! Sohn Ye-jin’s hair is kind of over the top though.

  17. 17 potsy

    Love the last picture! As well as her boots. :]

    Yeah, I’m pretty excited about this drama. It should be lots of fun to watch.

  18. 18 djes

    well I would be as excited and act the same way like SYJ shown on the stills if i have SUPER CUTE gay housemate like LMH.
    Even if I can’t do anything to him — still, eye candy won’t hurt.. ( well I would be sighing too many times after that, and cry ‘WHY HE”S GAY? )

  19. 19 Rainey

    I love it. If this was on in the US, I would be hard pressed which show to give my ratings help to, this or Cinderella Unni. In anycase, that’s why God invented DVRs..

    Oh, and tight pants is a no-no. Especially in electric blue. Leave that madness to the boybanders – who still can’t pull it off!

  20. 20 nom_kitteh

    “I don’t care what people say”

    Who is saying whaaat???? I haven’t been following conversations or comments here, so fyi, critics, I have several cans of Whoop-Ass and some (small) boxes of Wedgies laying around, so yeah… 😀 . I keed, I keed. The cans and boxes have expired.

    :-) This IS looking adorable. LMH’s entire outfit is sucky and stabby-making, but then anyone who can pull off the BOF wardrobe has my vote of confidence.

    I like the teal socks. Niiiiice.

  21. 21 MC

    I’m anticipating the never ending comparison comments between Lee Min Ho/Sohn Ye-jin and Lee Min Ho/Goo Hye Sun. I’m think i’m gonna enjoy this drama. We’ll see

  22. 22 chula

    overalls are making a comeback? lol.

  23. 23 lovin it

    LOOKS ADORABLE. period. ha

  24. 24 Roselily

    OMG Lee Min Ho looks so cute…Was eagerly waiting for his next project and there he comes with a bang!

  25. 25 sugarpunch

    oh man, i will fall for lee minho even more, here, than i did in BBF… SYJ is a really good actress and hopefully she can pull off the role!

  26. 26 estel

    I, too, think the last pic is adorable! LMH is so sexy…whew! But I have to say, if she’s the kind of girl to wear overalls, she wouldn’t be wearing those boots. Just saying.

  27. 27 jandoe

    he seriously has skinny legs. HAHA.

    i know i’ve said this before, but i’ll say it again, just cos:


  28. 28 Annie

    omg so cute….

  29. 29 lovedramas

    I feel like LMH looks more unnatural in these photos but SYJ seems to be much more relaxed. I guess that fits their characters well since LMH is in a more uncomfortable position while SYJ’s character is loving the situation.

    Looking very much forward to this!! Fighting!

  30. 30 reverie

    he looks so yummy!!!

  31. 31 linz

    They are looking really cute together. I also agree with you about the tight pants…mehhh I’m not sure how I feel about them. LMH is kind of a dork so he always gives off that vibe to me (even when he’s trying to seem all stylish). I haven’t been looking forward to a drama like I am with this one for such a long time!

  32. 32 Ann

    I LIKE 😀

  33. 33 gigglegagaing

    dang~ im so jealous. i wish i was her. boohoo. who wouldnt want to hug lee min ho from behind???? and of course there will be at least a few KISS scenes for the drama. huhuhuhu. i wish..

  34. 34 liz

    i love the chemistry…can’t wait for it to be shown

  35. 35 jjjj

    Maybe it’s just me, but Lee Min Ho does look a bit awkward here…
    His Junbo gives me a hard time to accept this smile…

  36. 36 yen_nguyen

    LMH looks gay here.

  37. 37 morfhin05

    Lee Min ho is sooooo handsome here…. Can’t wait to read the recap… I hope Javabeans writer will write the recap of this drama very soon because I only observe korean drama from your recap and I dont know how to speak korean because Im not korean, but I like Korean drama and kpop….

    Please Javabean write recaps for this drama…. PEACE OUT ^__^

  38. 38 aiqcn

    Honestly, this is the only drama that I’m anticipating in 2010. I love Sohn Ye-Jin whatever character she takes on. Love LMH too. So can’t wait.

  39. 39 nanaee

    I got to say.. LMH looks so gay in the first picture… i mean not negatively.. but he really looks like a gay… i can’t wait for this drama to come out… got to be a good one… LMH from the butt-head mean rich guy image to gay lookalike …

  40. 40 eiko

    I am getting the feeling that we are NOT going to be disappointed in Lee Min Ho in this one! This is going to be a fun drama!

    Looking forward to this one!

  41. 41 pig-rabbit

    omg i cant wait for this drama…LMH is look so freaking hot….can this guy get any hotter… and yes gotta agree with u…the pants are so …. ya….i guess thats the whole point…lol….but really hope doesnt dress like that in the drama…

    as for the girl…i just cant feel her…i mean… she’s trying too hard to look cute…

  42. 42 asianromance

    the pants are disturbing…
    …but overall, the stills are so cute and fun!

    so many guys must hate Lee MinHo now. First all the girls were drooling over his Gu JunPyo character in 2009 and now in 2010, he gets to costar with Son Yehjin.

  43. 43 Gita

    What would anyone in their right mind want to sport that do? I think anyone over eight years old should be banned from having that tiny bun on top of their head. Other than that, this one looks very promising, I’ll be tuning in for sure :)

  44. 44 mimi

    Okay… Gotta be honest and say I’m glad she’s 6 yrs older in real life. (hehe. Noona to him. Yup.)

  45. 45 azncutie143

    omg! cant waiit for this new drama!
    been trying hard to find a good one after you’re beautiful

    maybe this will be more intresting :)
    <3 cant wait 😉

  46. 46 LL

    I hate skinny pants on men but *oh my goodness I am so excited for this show*!!!

  47. 47 goldlilys

    LOL loving these pics already. So cute!!!! I was awed with Minho’s pants too, but then I remembered that he’s supposed to act gayish. So I guess I’ll pass that up. Never seen Son Ye Jin play a cute tomboyish character. Can March come any sooner?

  48. 48 Carinne

    Aww, adorable sights! I’m really looking forward to watching this series.

  49. 49 okdubu

    lol tight pants=men’s fashion.

  50. 50 aX

    Son Ye Jin looks adorable and I am at awe at her fun versatility expressions in these photos. Lee Min Ho still seems transparent, but he’s young and I saw how a bit awkward and shy he was in front of the camera with Son Ye Jin. I hope he gets over it by the time they start shooting the Kdrama though.

    Fighting! 😀

  51. 51 caryatid

    the first pic i think min-ho has convinced me that he’s gay… i so love adorkable SJY can’t wait for this one!

    gay people has this thing to me that i always enjoy their company maybe because their fun to be with.

  52. 52 badmarkz

    what is it with tight pants and men in korea? recently i saw jang geun seok and now lee min ho. fortunately they’re adorable enough to pull off that.
    @#6: now that you mention it, i really can’t stop imagine jang geun seok to play this role (and this show hasn’t even aired yet. LOL). have you ever seen him in nonstop4? he’s so adorable and cute!!!

  53. 53 Min Kyung Ah

    Yea it sux that the book is not in english, The closest story line that there is is “The Object of My Affection” it’s about a girl who falls for her gay roommate…

    It was made into a movie staring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston…

    This drama should be good though, if not at the least funny…

  54. 54 reenna

    the chemistry looks good. i hope it will come out the same in the drama…:-)

  55. 55 anjell

    this is one drama i will never miss 😉 love the chemistry between the two… they look cute together in photos, what more in live picture?????

  56. 56 camelotprincess

    Loving the boots!! I also can’t wait for the drama! This I believe will sort of cure my YB addiction :)

    Looking forward to LMH in the gay role. Seems he can nail it, just look at his smile. And the pants, yeah! :)

  57. 57 ghian

    they look so cute together :)

  58. 58 DramaPrincess

    LMH is already in character as Jin-ho…look the way he smiles…lol!

    i’m just so excited how would he fare as a homo in this drama…

    and for SYJ – i think she’s a good actress though i have’nt watch any of her drama yet.. but she has a good chemistry with LMH.

  59. 59 DramaPrincess

    By the way…what Korean drama…almost has this gay role act…and who was the actor in it? Anyone?

  60. 60 XE

    Lee Min-ho is such a naturally gifted actor! Just by looking at these gay pictures, it’s hard to believe he’s the same person who played Gu Joon-pyo… equally adorable but so so different!

  61. 61 mimim

    is it only me. i think lee min ho has a stiff face expression??.
    he has same or simillar Expression in all his Pictures?? even last posters.
    is that only my thought??

  62. 62 mayadee

    Gee I wish I could understand Korean though, I want to read the novel first before I see the drama. But ah well…
    anyway, I love their chemistry, not that kind of romantic relationship but more like friendship chemistry thing… you know…
    Damn, March 31st is taking so long…

  63. 63 ripgal

    Adorable for sure!

    SYJ’s totally rawking the cuteness, but I’m not feeling LMH’s expressions or poses, and also his tight pants. He looks a bit unnatural to me?

    But again, they’re just stills, and I’m so ready to be proven wrong. =)

  64. 64 snow_angel

    i’m super excited for this drama. the pictures are adorable!

  65. 65 Lisa

    I am sooo looking forward to flamboyant lee min ho. Seriously even my mom says it’ll be hilarious!

  66. 66 Susan

    I am looking forward to this drama…love SYJ watched all her past dramas before and watched BOF. I am also currently watching another older woman younger guy drama The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry starring another F4 Kim Bum and im loving the story its cute and funny. There’s one older woman younger man i want to see in romantic comedy type drama he’s another F4 Hyun Joong and Hwangbo, lots of people loved them in WGM and been wanting to see them together again.

  67. 67 alita

    I think I’m skipping this one, I don’t really expect it to be even near to BOF in success, and I neither like the looks of MinHo nor of the girl.

    Although I hope I’ll be wrong and the drama will be successful.

    But for now not impressed. Not at all.

  68. 68 Porcelain

    MUST.WATCH.DRAMA. Its just promo pixs…but why does it have to be so effing cute… squish… so watching!

  69. 69 snowanh

    Both lead are very good actor and actress….hope the writting is good…can’t wait.

  70. 70 harlene

    After “you’re beautiful” i havent found any other dramas that’ll suit my taste.

    I think this kdrama will be my next addiction 😉

    Thanks JB for the updates 😉

  71. 71 müge

    I agree all the positive comments!
    I want to say again and again; I’m so excited! it’ll be fantastic, can’t wait to watch it!!
    yuppii ^_^

  72. 72 Hui

    Min ho oppa looked thinner. he got to eat more!

  73. 73 Saris

    The last picture made my heart sigh. LOVE IT! Can’t wait for Personal Taste!

  74. 74 Marj

    I’m totally looking forward to this drama, but I hope it’s not as ‘over-acted’ as it is in the pictures… I’m just telling myself that they have to exggerate a bit more as it’s a still shot and they want to garner attention etc etc…
    But, by the looks of the stills, they’ve really captured the chemistry well.

  75. 75 Sumee

    I don’t care what people say, I think Personal Taste is looking adorable. I agree with you JB..I am gonna stick to this one like a magnet hopefully..I am liking the initial posters 😉

  76. 76 Maeve

    Did you guys know any webs I can buy korean novel which translated into english ?

  77. 77 iloveu!

    looks toooooooooooooo cute 😉

  78. 78 Misty Blue

    I am very skeptical at this pairing.She looks like his noona definitely. She could have played Jun Pyo’s sister in BBF .Lee Min Ho looks very uneasy while SYJ is trying hard to look cute and young.I wish the PD had stayed with Yoon Eun Hye ( I heard their original pick) or Song Hye Ko or even Eugene.Can’t see any chemistry at all between the two. Looks like the Choi Si Won /Chae Rim pairing has attracted more interest at VIIKII ( 6 to 1 ratio) by the number of visits to PT and Oh My Lady channels. .Anyway I love LMH and I hope that he succeeds in this project. Maybe SYJ should just dress and act her natural self (please no Geum Jan Di facial expression as you look ridiculous).

  79. 79 Arin

    Omona……Lee min hoo its very cute…….!!!!!!

  80. 80 momomiko10

    omg i’m looking foward!! seriously miss to watch lee min ho in acting..waaa super duper crazier excited!

  81. 81 b3an

    She looks kinda like Jandi in the last picture! LOL But omgossshhhh!! CANT WAIT for this drama!!!! AAGHHHH!!! its been 2 long LEE MINHO! TOO LONG!!! lol

  82. 82 pabo ceo reom

    Woohoo…..I’m joining the party. Except I will secretly burn all of Min-ho’s skinny jeans. This fad REALLY needs to go away.

  83. 83 cinderella

    Ttly loving the last pic! It’s as if he’s saying “No way!” on the first still but by the last one, he’s eventually given in and said “Fine….”

    Ttly drooling over her booties! Love ’em!

  84. 84 sweetie99

    In my country, there are a few dramas based on something almost similar to this storyline..it’s pretty darn funny….it’s about the girl who’s trying to make a living and has to act like she’s a cross-dessert dancing in a cabaret club…and the main actor start falling in love w/her but confused why he happens to like a man….I hope this drama will turn out as funny as that damn drama that i watched…

  85. 85 Sa5m

    ahhhhh she is so lucky

    she is 28 >>> ashhhhhhhhhh

    but i didn’t like minho’ style here …. i wish they change this story

  86. 86 pohonphee

    Yes, Yes, Yes Lee Min Ho is cute, adorable, yummy, and really my personal taste, oops our personal taste. @___@, want to watch this drama…..

  87. 87 mai

    Yah, not really digging those pants either.. But looks interesting. ;D

  88. 88 Aimee

    I don’t know but I don’t have a good vibes about this drama. First I can not feel
    Lee Min Ho’s happiness or excitement in these photoshoots.As if if he was forced and is saying What Am I doing with this ajumma? His photoshoots in BBF exudes his enthusiasm and happiness compared to this. His pants should go and the girl should act and dress her age. I like SYJ as a mature dramatic actress with Song Seung Hyun and other older actors (Go Soo, So Ji Sup etc). With Lee Min Ho? That is pushing it too far. Sorry I’ll pass and watch Cinderella Sister instead. For LMH sake, I hope at least it gets a double digit ratings as the saying goes you are only as good or hot as your last performance!!!!!

  89. 89 grace, the one from Jersey, USA

    I am…..so……looking forward to this series. :)

    Although nobody’s happy that it took Lee Min-ho a year
    to find a follow-up project to “Boys Before Flowers”
    I’m glad that he didn’t choose some of the other projects
    that had been mentioned in the press, as possibilities.
    A remake of some (?) Japanese story – like he needed another
    round of “J-version comparisons?” Or for another rumored part,
    the role of an action school stuntman? Running around with a
    damaged knee and leg, repaired with metal nuts and bolts?
    This light, frothy role in “PT” seems just right ~ for here and now.

    I think that somebody sat down and carefully planned LMH’s future.
    This role will be (somewhat) like the “dorky” side of Gu Jun-pyo.
    Or at least, close enough to GJP, to keep his youngest fans happy.

    Next up? Some gritty crime drama, where LMH, as the youngest
    new kid on the block, (read that as a cop or detective) can play a
    serious role alongside some of Korea’s best veteran actors.
    THEN……..with these experiences on his resume, the sky’s the limit. :)

    Watching the DVD of BBF, I’m constantly amazed at the electricity in the air
    whenever there are scenes between Lee Min-ho and the actress who played
    his evil mom, Lee Hye Young. Gu Jun-pyo checks and then checkmates his
    mom’s evil, cold-blooded personality when he says: “Jandi….don’t touch her.
    Keep your promise, or I’ll destroy everything you have.’ Can you say……
    like mother, like son? Two brilliant actors ~ perfect together!

    I don’t think that there’ll be scenes of this level of intensity in “Personal Taste.” :)
    Maybe not even in the next LMH project after this one. But based on the sample
    of what he did with the role of GJP, we’ll eventually get to see everything that’s
    in the catalogue of “The Lee Min-ho Fireworks Factory.”

    Somebody wrote in the BBF – Rant and/or Rave – comments ~
    ‘Whatever Lee Min-ho is selling………..I’ll buy it.”
    Me, too. :)



  90. 90 Cam

    oh gosh………How interesting about these comments from some people who didn’t want to watch this new drama ‘”Personal Taste” — ohh…..((shook my head))….I am sure that some of you must never know that this drama might be awesome or excitement as not same as “Cinderella’s Sister” — ooh, I really need to watch this because of Moon Geun Young, yay!
    Oooh! I don’t mind! —> I can’t wait to watch this drama cuz’ of Lee Min Ho, oh yeaaa! KEEP IT UP!!!!

    ** FIGHTING!!!! ** O____________________O

  91. 91 gaby

    we can judge something just by looking its cover only.. this drama haven’t broadcasted yet either.. who knows that this drama will reach the highest rating? although at the first time i don’t have any attraction for this drama, i’ll try to watch it episode by episode.. if i still don’t have any attraction, i have a right to say that this drama is bad.. can’t wait to watch it, cinderella’s sister, and prosecutor princess which are airing at the same date..

  92. 92 Brendel

    Loved the pics. They look so good together. Can’t wait for the drama to be aired. 😉

  93. 93 derah

    i think cinderella’s sister will be better than this one because it has 3 good looking cast such as:moon geun young, seo woo, and taecyeon.. but this one, only lee min ho and son ye jin are the good looking casts.. but still i want to try to watch it first alongside cinderella’s sister..

  94. 94 JJ

    I’m not sure what a lot here meant about ‘i don’t care what others say’??? what are they saying? i hvnt been visiting here often but hving said that didn’t mean i was staying away here, it’s just i got busy etc.

    anyway, i luv son ye jin a lot esp from her previous drama series etc. & hope this teamup works for both LMH & her! can’t wait really to see this series! aja aja

  95. 95 elisa

    gotta say … im loving the first one! i know hardly anyone agrees with me on this – everyone seems to prefer the 3rd – but i gotta show some love to lee min-ho’s pose. it’s just so … sassy.

    SO looking forward to this drama! the acting .. the story … the pants.


  96. 96 grace, the one from Jersey, USA

    OK, I give up………
    According to the overwhelming majority of the comments here,
    Lee Min-ho’s pants will be the star of this new show! :) :) :) :)

    So…..as long as I’m asking, what are those two matching blue loops (?)
    strings (?) whatever they are (?) coming from the side seams of LMH’s
    famous pants, that look as if they are clothespin-clipped to the bottom
    of the shirt? It’s not a string tie around the bottom, as you might have for
    a heavy winter jacket. A dangerous style if it got caught onto something.

    ??? :( ???


  97. 97 janine

    hey aimee… i like ur comment ha!nice! i love son ye jin!!!!

  98. 98 ejuz

    wah,the movie is famous already even though it hasn’t released yet …
    just looking at the main actor and actress, of course the story, the movie is really great ..
    i can’t wait to watch it …

  99. 99 angela ralte

    lee min ho is a great actor, personal taste/preference is a great drama……. his subtle smilessssssssss are tantilizing, and the kiss at the movie hall lobby was breath taking……… the story great,…. the miscommunications that happens is a true reflection of reality, how as humans we love to see and think only from our own narrow view………. and Lee Min Ho is adorable

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